Quick -- name the new M. Night Shyamalan summer blockbuster.
If you're not busy for the next couple weeks, there's an excellent opportunity to get some exercise and play some football. And--who knows?--maybe land yourself a spot on an NFL roster.
This week, while we've taken a loving look back at the finest album-length offerings that the home of hip-hop has contributed to the genre, we're also reminded of the empty spaces in our record collections where masterpieces should sit. It's heartbreaking enough that rap in an album form didn't catc ... More >>
You could hear the sigh of relief among pop fans a couple of weeks ago, when Carly Rae Jepsen's single with Owl City, "Good Time," broke into the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100. In his weekly chart roundup, veteran columnist Paul Grein remarked, "'Good Time' is an appropriately positive title for a ... More >>
This morning I took an exercise class"piloxing," a combination of Pilates and boxing that results in its attendees punching the air for about 45 straight minutes and that I highly recommend for anyone who reads the Internet too muchand its mix of music was decidedly '90s-centric; high- ... More >>
Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>
Thanks to new albums by The Weeknd and Frank Ocean, this is totally the month of hipster R&B. You can read our own Sean Fennessey's magnificent think piece on it , or maybe peep The Guardian's informative take on the "cult of Cassie" among chillwaver types, or maybe just follow Eric Harvey ... More >>
Utah has officially become the first state in the U.S. to add a gun to its list of state symbols (state tree: blue spruce! state cooking pot: Dutch oven!). The new state gun is the M1911 pistol designed by John M. Browning, who was the son of Utah pioneers and Utah this, Utah that, etc. I don't ... More >>
Courtesy ABCAnd now for the awards portion of the evening! Full disclosure: the three of us have seen only five of the Best Picture nominees. Not that it matters. So:
MelissaLeo.com Melissa Leo has won every award in tarnation for The Fighter and she was the frontrunner for the Oscar too, until some whoop-to-doo happened over ads she took out in Variety. They showed her being all glammed up and lovely, a far cry from the spunky, ragtag, cigarette chompin ... More >>
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Maybe like an a capella vocal-loop thing, I don't knowSo Lou Reed has straight-up cockblocked Susan Boyle's attempt to sing his "Perfect Day" on America's Got Talent, apparently sending the reality-TV songstress back to England in tears. Explanation: "A source said Reed's reason for the last- ... More >>
Why do some people upstate consider the Bronx's Gladys Carrión their own 'Satan' incarnate? Maybe it has something to do with all the juvenile detention facilities city kids get sent to up there. Or got sent to. Because -- as the commissioner of the Office of Children and Family Services -- Car ... More >>
Can a show have an identity crisis before it's even on air? HBO's How To Make It In America debuts on February 14, not that you'd necessary know from its anemic promotion. There's a reason for that--sources say that the show is casting around desperately for a marketing angle that will appeal both ... More >>
If this doesn't say it all, don't know what does Wyclef's Yele charity has recently drawn a firestorm of criticism, but he's not the only musical figure trying to mobilize folks and funds on behalf of Haiti. There's also an impressive number of benefit concerts and music events happening in the cit ... More >>
Black America's eulogies for the King of Pop also let us resurrect his best self
photo via Brooklyn Vegan Tuesday's swearing-in transformed Obama the candidate into Obama the President. But his two-year-long campaign didn't really end until late last night, when the new President hosted the last inauguration event of the week: The send-off ball for the campaign staff. The ball ... More >>
Last night, Voice editors Eudie Pak and Araceli Cruz trekked out to MSG in hopes of recapturing some glittering fragment of their lost childhood. Postmortem below. EP: I've never seen a crowd teeming with so many pregnant ladies, gay men, and balding dudes in my life. AC: I must say we didn't loo ... More >>
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